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Useful Links

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

International HACCP Alliance

Pathogen Reduction: Analysis & Pathogen Reduction/index.asp

FSIS, Enforcement Investigations and Analysis Officer (EIAO) Training, including HACCP model training modules: Emplovees/EIAO Training Modules/index.asp#Enforcement

FSIS, Compliance Guidelines to Control Listeria monocytogenes In Post-Lethality Exposed Ready- To-Eat Meat and Poultry Products, September 2012. LM RTE guideline 0912.pdf

FDA, Compliance Policy Guide 555.425 Foods, Adulteration Involving Hard or Sharp Foreign Objects

Guidance for Industry: Action Levels for Poisonous or Deleterious Substances in Human Food and Animal Feed

Allergen Related Websites and Information

Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004: mation/ucml06187.htm

Food Allergens:

Food Allergy Research and Resource Program (FARRP):

FDA-CFSAN, Food allergen index page:

Food defense websites

Food Security Preventative Measures Guidance, Food Defense and Terrorism: Food and Cosmetics: ss=email&at xt=4d40 7f76929f Id b8%2C0

FDA, Food Defense Mitigation Strategies Database:

FSIS Food Defense and Emergency Response: Defense & Emergency Response/Guidance Materials/index, asp

FSIS, Security Guidelines for Food Processors (

Department of Homeland Security:

FDA Bioterrorism Act of 2002:

National Center for Food Protection and Defense:

Food labeling websites and information

FDA-CFSAN, Food Labeling Guidance & Regulatory Information:

The Fair Packaging and Labeling Act: ttp://

USDA-FSIS Food Labeling policies index page. See especially Food Standards and Labeling Policy Book: & policies/Labeling Policies/index.asp

Fresh produce safety websites

Good Agricultural Practices, A Self-Audit for Growers and Handlers:

GAP programs examples provided by the University of California at Davis and Cornell University

Guidance for Industry: Reducing Microbial Food Safety Hazards for Sprouted Seeds

Guidance for Industry: Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Guidance for Industry: Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables

Guidance for Industry: Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Leafy Greens; Draft Guidance

Guidance for Industry: Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Tomatoes; Draft Guidance

Guidance for Industry: Guide to Minimize Microbial Food Safety Hazards of Melons; Draft Guidance


Food and Drug Administration Home Page:

USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) home page:

FDA, Database 21CFR:

Drinking Water Standards: 02/40cfrl41 02.html

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA): website: http://www.regulations.gOv/search/Regs/home.html#home

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations: or

Pesticide Residue Limits: http://www.epa.g0v/agriculture/tfsv.html#pesticideinf00d

Search page for checking status of regulations subject to OMB-OIRA (Office of Management and Budget – Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs) reviews under Executive Order (EO) 12866:

Other government food safety websites and resources

FDA Bad Bug Book: sNaturalToxins/BadBugBook/default.htm

FDA Inspection Operations Manual:

FDA Compliance Policy Guides Manual index page:

FDA Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM): alBAM/default.htm

FDA, Defect Action Levels Handbook:

FSIS, Interactive Knowledge Exchange (IKE) Scenarios

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): www.cdc.eov


Government Food Safety Info:

Recall information for FDA and USDA in one location

Office of the Federal Register:

US Government Printing Office: detail.html

National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF):

Other non-governmental organization (NGO) websites:

Glass Handling, The Glass Packaging Institute:

Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO):

Institute of Food Technologists (IFT):

Institute of Food Science and Technology:

Seafood Products Association:

Juice Products Association:

National Agricultural Law Center:

International Food Information Council: safetv.aspx

Partnership for Food Safety Education:

International Association for Food Protection (IAFP):

Seafood Network Information Center:

World Health Organizatiorr:

Sites for information on chemical contaminants

California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment Notices

FDA’s Contaminant List with Relevant Commodities

Codex General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Food & Feed: 193e.pdf

FDA GRAS website:

International Food Additives Database:

US Pharmacopeial, Food Chemicals Codex (FCC):

Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives:

FDA Update on Greaseproofing Agents:

EU Directives

Other food safety websites:

Sanitary Design in the Food Industry:

NACMCF – Establishment of Equivalent Pasteurization Methods of Foods: Pasteurization 082704.pdf

Medical Microbiology Reference:

Technical Guidance

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA):

GMA, Control of Salmonella in Low Moisture Foods:

GMA Annex to Control of Salmonella in Low Moisture Foods:

GMA Equipment Sanitary Design Checklist for Low Moisture Foods: Equipment Design Checklist 05 14 2010.xls

GMA Facility Sanitary Design Checklist: tools/GMA Facility Design Checklist 100622.xls

GMA Industry Handbook for the Safe Processing of Nuts: Handbook for Safe Processing of Nuts 1st Edition 22Febl0.pdf

GMA Food Supply Chain Handbook (English): SupplvChain2.pdf (Also available in Spanish, French, Mandarin, Russian and Japanese)

Guidelines for Validation of Consumer Cooking Instructions for Not-Ready-to-Eat (NRTE) Products: l.pdf

GMA Bookstore: